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Priests rape kids, but the Catholic Church acts like the victim ?



Read the news and it seems the Catholic Church is less upset about kids getting raped by priests, and more upset about people making the Church “look bad.”



In the latest embarrassment, over 200 deaf kids were molested by the same priest in Wisconsin, the Church covered it up, and the rapist priest died without facing the consequences, thanks to the protection of the Church.



http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/27/us/27wisconsin.html



Now the Church’s answer is not to clean up its corrupt system, but to blame the victims for making the Church look bad.



The Catholic Church is shamefully spinning the facts and playing the victim, and complaining about all the bad publicity. It’s as though the Church expects an apology from the victims!



Bill Donahue of the Catholic League wrote a whiny blog for CNN complaining that sex abuse by Catholic priests was getting too much unfair publicity.



http://edition.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/03/19/donohue.catholic.ch...




Cardinals are “standing by” the Pope to defend him against “hateful” media stories that expose that Pope Benedict and top clergy have covered up priest molestation to save the Church from embarrassment. One Vatican official went so far as to compare the Church’s current “suffering” with what Jews in Nazi Germany had to endure.



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8601311.stm



Really ? How can anyone say that with a straight face ?




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How can Catholics of good conscience stand by their Church now that the Church is blaming the victims of rape, and making itself look like a victim of hate?



Kids have been molested by Catholic priests for years, this is nothing new. The Church has repeatedly covered up these scandals, and protected and moved pedophile priests rather than telling the police. The Church’s cover up and tolerance for monster priests only encourages and abets pedophilia in the Church.



When Jesus said “let the little children come unto me,” I don’t think this is what he had in mind.



Priests and cardinals who have supported their Church over rape victims had better pray that there is NOT a Hell.





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The Catholic Church wants to make these cases look like isolated incidents by rogue priests, but by covering up these scandals, the Church is just as guilty. If this were any other organization the top officials would all be held liable and sitting in jail right now.



And the Church’s argument that all criticism is anti-Catholic bigotry is bullshit.
When I was a kid I went to Catholic school, catechism, and Church on Sundays, and I have long had respect for the Church even though I am not very religious now. Is it any wonder why more and more people are leaving the Catholic Church when its leaders won’t even stand up for what’s right ?




The Catholic Church has lost its credibility and moral authority. Shame on the Catholic Church, and shame on the morons who are standing by it right now.





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  • KKP 2010/04/08 12:41:18
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    The Pope protected pedophiles. Your last picture has it absolutely right.

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  • Noel Allen 2013/02/07 15:43:23
    Noel Allen
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  • Tianna 2010/04/10 14:45:45
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    tears fell from my eyes when reading this.... It is sickening and disgusting to think that the people we are supossed to trust are capable of such demon-like things... (I've read many a stories about the abuse to children by preists in the Catholic church.) I think your right Bronx, we should take a stand and prosecute the church as a whole, specifically the Vatican and all the monsters who reside and hide there!!
  • Bronx a... Tianna 2010/04/11 02:59:33
    Bronx at Night
    +1
    That's how I feel.

    I was brought up Catholic, and now I am just revolted by the whole organization. I can't apologize for it or separate the "bad apple" priests. The fact is the Church leaders have continually covered this up, that makes them just as guilty, and they should be held accountable.

    The top guys like the cardinals and Pope have diplomatic immunity because the Vatican is its own country... and it makes me sick they are quick to cover their own ass and protect themselves.
  • Tianna Bronx a... 2010/04/11 12:24:07
    Tianna
    +1
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/... .... Just as I finished reading your blog, I read this is yesterday's NY Post... It was so ironic that this was in the paper... Apparently there is proof that Pope Bendict did back perv preists.... unbelievable!!!
  • The guy with Billy May's icon. 2010/04/10 05:45:40
  • Bronx a... The guy... 2010/04/10 08:26:54
    Bronx at Night
    +1
    It's beyond sick.
    Here's the story: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/0...

    Like I said I have stuck by the Church even though I'm not very religious and even after all the other scandals before. But this is really sick, and the fact that the Church actively covers this up, shuts up the victims, and tries to look like a victim itself, makes me sick.

    I'm done with the Catholic Church - holidays and all of that altogether - I'd rather spend my time with family or giving money to something good.

    The Church leaders behind this should all be brought up on charges like anyone else would. The Vatican is actually using its "diplomatic immunity" to avoid going to court and get away without consequences - the whole thing is sick.
  • The guy... Bronx a... 2010/04/11 06:46:41
    The guy with Billy May's icon.
    +1
    Very, very true.
  • wtw 2010/04/10 05:34:31
    wtw
    In most cases it is people suing if possible to make money. It isn't about justice--it's about money. The catholic church was wrong cover up, send priest on, or simply hide evidence. Those people need prosecuted not the church. No one deserve one single dime of the catholic churches money because it is not not priset money it is the money of the people!
  • Bronx a... wtw 2010/04/10 08:20:19
    Bronx at Night
    +1
    Oh come on - so the 200 deaf kids who were raped were only conspiring all those years to try to get some money? Really?

    A lot of people don't get a dime after they report abuse, and many more don't report it at all.

    After all these years with more and more molestation cases coming forward, the Church still shows it cares more about protecting criminals and less about protecting victims.

    So far as "the money of the people," go to one of the Pope's palaces and ask him for your money back, and then you'll see whose money it actually is.

    Have you ever been to the Vatican or a cathedral? Have you ever seen the amazing wealth and opulence of the Catholic Church? That is NOT the money of "the people," that is the Church's money. Read up on the Vatican Bank and its scandals in the 80s if you think the Church is strapped for cash.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    If hitting the Church in the pocketbook is the only way to get it in shape, then so be it.

    Does it look like the Pope is wearing GOLD here ? ....

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  • wtw Bronx a... 2010/04/11 01:39:41 (edited)
    wtw
    +1
    Abuse is wrong--no one with any social justice sense disagrees. SOme moral outrage happens as you state very well. So prosecute the perps! Put them in jail--A lot of people did make a lot of money on suing the church--sorry that is stupid and wrong--lock up the perps!
  • Beccy 2010/04/10 01:15:36
    Beccy
    +2
    I am not surprise because as a social worker I find that people want to blame the victim. It;s like the wife who would have to change if she believed her daughter
  • wtw Beccy 2010/04/10 05:37:16
    wtw
    +1
    I have no problem blaming the perp--the problem is blaming the church. The church did not cause the problem--they may have enabled the problem but the problem was the perps not church!
  • Beccy wtw 2010/04/10 16:19:44
    Beccy
    +2
    I have to agree with you there. My question is why is the Media focusing on only the Catholic church?
  • Bronx 2010/04/09 14:12:25
    Bronx
    +1
    I am Catholic and I feel for the thousands of great priest that are presently serving our Lord. I know they will be clumped into this group. Not one of these bad priests should be protected, excamunicate them would be the way to go. I know God will be judging them harshly in the afterlife if the pope does not.
  • Bronx a... Bronx 2010/04/09 20:47:47
    Bronx at Night
    I was brought up Catholic and like I said I have had respect for the Church even when I’m not regularly attending Church.

    I agree with you that there are some wonderful people who are priests, and the media is highlighting the “bad apples.”

    However, there have just been so many of these molestation cases over the years, so many cover ups and moving bad priests around, and now this 200 deaf kids story is too much… it makes me sick and I’m through with the whole thing.

    Just because there are some good priests mixed in with the bad does not clean the slate. There may have been some good guys in the Mafia or some polite Nazis, but that doesn’t mean the entire organization is good. That’s an extreme example but you see the point.

    I think that the Catholic leadership has done too much to help criminals and too little to help victims. The whole thing makes me sick, and I can’t defend or apologize for a Church that continues to allow the abuse of innocent kids.
  • LukeAnt... Bronx a... 2010/04/30 11:04:29
    LukeAnthonyVaughan
    most priests are good [...] - why don't you tell your story to the thousands of priests, nuns and martyrs who have died and sacrificed over the centuries for peace, humanity and jesus christ - why don't you tell your story to the thousands of priests and nuns in africa who are dying from aids and malariea only to help those in need - the church, made up of the people is the largest charitable organization on the planet a few good attorneys and sad people taking advantage will not bring the church down - the church is being vilified above and beyond no doubt about it - when the public school system in the us has a 100x worst problem of child sex abuse and no one says a thing about it or is looking into correcting it - there's a big double standard - why don't you make some use of yourself and do some research in statistics, facts and on child sex abuse in the us public education system --- i just had a thought "i was an altar boy back in the 70's - i think a priest touched me wrong several times - maybe i can get a quick $20K settlement - the priest is dead anyway so it's my word against a dead man - the lawyers are all about settlements anyway - heck there's one lawyer out there that's personally made 60 million on suing the church (mr. anderson I believe) wow that's a lot of money - more than anyone really needs - that money sure could of been used to help a lot of people - people are so stupid and unwise...
  • Lily 2010/04/09 02:03:40
    Lily
    +1
    The church has been corrupt since it's conception. Why get rid of a good thing?
  • Mckeags 2010/04/09 01:38:06
  • random thought 2010/04/08 23:59:13
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  • strawberry 2010/04/08 23:05:09
    strawberry
    +2
    The only way to get to them is through their money and gold. I cannot stand this new Pope or the Vatican. There must have been thousands of pedophiles in the priesthood for a very long time. What better place to hide.? This is sad for priests who are truly faithful. If Catholics stop going to church in protest, and I mean in the millions, leaving churches empty; the Vatican would sing a different tune.
    The only way to get to them is through their money and gold. I cannot stand this new Pope or the Vatican. There must have been thousands of pedophiles in the priesthood for a very long time. What better place to hide.? This is sad for priests who are truly faithful. If Catholics stop going to church in protest, and I mean in the millions, leaving churches empty; hide sad priests faithful catholics church protest millions leaving churches hide sad priests faithful catholics church protest millions leaving churches hide sad priests faithful catholics church protest millions leaving churches hide sad priests faithful catholics church protest millions leaving churches hide sad priests faithful catholics church protest millions leaving churches hide sad priests faithful catholics church protest millions leaving churches hide sad priests faithful catholics church protest millions leaving churches hide sad priests faithful catholics church protest millions leaving churches hide sad priests faithful catholics church protest millions leaving churches hide sad priests faithful catholics church protest millions leaving churches hide sad priests faithful catholics church protest millions leaving churches hide sad priests faithful catholics church protest millions leaving churches the Vatican would sing a different tune.
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